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This Initiative Encourages Healthful Eating Habits Among Children

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Getting your children to eat healthfully can be a consistent challenge, especially when cookies, cakes and sugary sodas surround them at seeminglyevery turn.

But good habits start with small steps. Case in point:ShopRite recentlyannounced the expansion ofits Free Fruit For Kids program to54 additional stores—two of which are in Delaware.

TheShopRiteof Brandywine in Wilmington andShopRiteof Four Seasons in Newark are currentlyparticipatingin the popular program, in whichkids 12 and under receive a free banana, clementine or other seasonal fruit while shopping with a parent or guardian.

SelectShopRitelocations also offer additionalfree or low-costprograms for children, such as the Student Shopper Program(tours run by the supermarket’sregistered dietitians),Hands on Healthy Kids(an interactivein-storeworkshop that teaches children about nutrition), andage-appropriatecooking classes and culinary workshops taught by professional chefs andregistered dietitians.

For more information, visit ShopRite’s website.

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